May 20, 2010; Source: Supermarket Guru | In Philadelphia the beverage industry (Coke and Pepsi) are attempting to waylay the imposition of a sales tax on sugared beverages by promising to pay $10 million to Pew Charitable Trusts to be put to use in anti-obesity education. It is far from an even trade since the tax is expected to produce $77 million and as far as we can tell Pew has not agreed to the deal.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.